Protestors in Germany’s southern city of Darmstadt criticised the recent police raids against Kurdish institutions and the etherisation of the Kurds on Friday, Yeniden Özgür Politika reported.
The police raided the Darmstadt Democratic Kurdish Community Centre this week and searched the houses of former co-chairs of the Democratic Community Federations of Kurdish People (KAWA).
“The German state has been continuing to criminalise us for 30 years and we the Kurds have been trying to resist this persistently,” said Mehmet Çoban, the current co-chair of the KAWA Federation, during the protest.
“The German state follows us very closely, knows very well where we go, what we do, how legally we work,” Çoban said, adding that the community centre merely contained brochures on Turkey’s 6 February earthquakes.
“We think that the fact that this raid was made ahead of elections is quite meaningful,” Çoban added, referring to the elections in Turkey due to be held on 14 May.